Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Storage Criteria. Administrative storage of insertion/extraction equipment will be accomplished in accordance
with AR 750-1 and the instructions furnished below.
General Storage Requirements. To ensure that serviceability standards of stored insertion/extraction
equipment are maintained, every effort will be exerted to adhere to the following storage requirements:
When available, a heated building should be used to store insertion/extraction items.
Insertion/extraction equipment will be stored in a dry, well-ventilated location and protected from
pilferage, dampness, fire, dirt, insects, rodents, and direct sunlight.
Insertion/extraction equipment will not be stored in a manner which would prevent ventilation or interfere
with light fixtures, heating vents, fire fighting devices, cooling units, exits, or fire doors.
Insertion/extraction items will not be stored in damaged, dirty, or damp conditions.
All stored insertion/extraction items will be marked, segregated, and located for accessibility and easy
(6) Insertion/extraction equipment will not be stored in direct contact with any building floor or wall. Storage
will be accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or dunnage to provide airspace between the
storage area floor and the equipment. If preconstructed shelving or similar storage accommodations
are not available, locally fabricate storage provisions using suitable lumber or wooden boxes.
All available materials handling equipment should be used as much as possible in the handling of
Periodic rotation of stock, conservation of available space, proper housekeeping policies, and strict
adherence to all safety regulations will be practiced at all times.
3-25. In-Storage Inspection.
General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of
insertion/extraction equipment which is located in storage.
Intervals. Insertion/extraction equipment in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more
frequent intervals if prescribed by the local maintenance officer.
Inspection. Inspect to ensure that the insertion/extraction equipment is ready for issue.
Check the insertion/extraction equipment for proper identification.
Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed.